Remote Education Resource Center

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  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • AP Master Classes: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement/playlists A crash course of each AP Exam created by the makers of the AP Exams themselves
  • Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu Program and share interactive stories, games, and animations. The Scratch homepage http://scratch.mit.edu or in the tutorials library https://scratch.mit.edu/tutorials Scratch is available offline- the App can be downloaded http://scratch.mit.edu/download
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  • Scratch Jr.: https://www.scratchjr.org/
    Free coding for younger students
  • Computer Science Teachers Association: https://www.csteachers.org/
    The Computer Science Teachers Association has compiled resources to support teaching during COVID-19 for K-12 teachers, including resources for starting teaching online, self-guided online learning platforms, and online courses for both students and teachers, and learning at home resources for parents.
  • Code.org: Learning computer science when schools are closed: https://code.org/athome
    Code.org suggested some of its activities for self-guided learning at home, including Hour of Code-- engaging, introductory tutorials, video libraries, unplugged activities for limited or no internet access, support for teachers currently teaching Code.org courses.
  • Hello Ruby: https://www.helloruby.com/
    The world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology and programming. Activities on a range of CS topics, like the ability to decompose a problem, spot patterns, think algorithmically, debug problems and work together. (for ages 4-10)
  • CS First: https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/s/en/home
    CS First modules for programming in Scratch, aligned to a variety of themes (grades 4-9) — always free. (Grade 4-9)
  • Tynker: www.tynker.com
    Tynker offers self-paced online coding courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as specially designed curriculum for schools. You can request free access to the entire Tynker platform and curriculum if your school is impacted by, or planning for, a health-related closure. (K-12)
  • Codecraft Works: https://www.codecraftworks.com
    Create something you love with code, gain experience in professional programming languages, and share your portfolio of digital projects. (ages 8 to 18)
  • Grasshopper: https://grasshopper.app/
    Learn coding with fun, quick lessons on your phone that teach you to write real JavaScript. (for middle school and up)
  • CodeHS: https://codehs.com/
    CodeHS offers courses on many topics (grades 6-12) - always free. Pro features free through June; see guide for virtual learning. (6-12 grade)
  • Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing
    Khan Academy courses and activities on a variety of CS topics (grades 6-12) — always free; see guide for remote learning.
  • Amazon Future Engineer: https://edhesive.com/amazon/free_access
    Bring a complete, best-in-class computer science sequence to your school in a way that is effective, affordable and easy to adopt. Amazon Future Engineer offers free online computer science classes for any student or teacher affected by COVID-19 in the US. Grades K-12.
  • Boolean Girl: https://booleangirl.org/full-stem-ahead/
    A live presentation that engages students in engineering and coding projects. This site provides online events to help teach students how "to code, build, invent and animate." The events take place from 3pm to 4pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Georgia Virtual Network - Computer Science Principles: Click Here
    Georgia Virtual Network presents a full, online course covering Computer Science Principles.
  • Georgia Virtual Learning - AP Computer Science Principles: Click Here
    AP Computer Science Principles course presented by Georgia Virtual Learning.
  • Georgia Virtual Network - AP Computer Science: Click Here
    Georgia Virtual Network presents a full, online course covering AP Computer Science.
  • 10 Minutes of Code: https://education.ti.com/en/activities/ti-codes/84/10-minutes
    Coding site for grades K-12 on free lessons for coding including instructions, units, lesson plans, and free downloads.
  • Create with Code Live: https://learn.unity.com/course/create-with-code-live
    Free online coding program/classes that are aligned with ISTE standards. Students can learn coding through game development in an engaging and interactive way. You can register for free classes to enhance students' computer science skills. All grade levels
  • Free Coding Curriculum Lessons & Resources: https://girlswhocode.com/clubs/
    120 plus hours of free lessons for female students who are interested in coding. There are two separate programs, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12. The programs focus on computer sciences and coding. Students work together to solve real-world computer science programs through coding and more. They will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions to formulate the programs. Grades 3-12
  • Codelicious: https://www.codelicious.com/free-teacher-resources
    Free coding e-Learnings for teachers and students to watch and learn the basics of coding.
  • Codelicious: https://resources.codelicious.com/digital-citizienship-lesson-download In this 15-minute digital citizenship lesson, you will help your students think through password usage and safety.
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.
  • GeoGebra: https://www.geogebra.org
    GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
  • Pencil Code: http://www.pencilcode.net/  Free non-commercial online coding application for all ages
  • StarLogo Nova - free coding application from MIT: https://www.slnova.org
    StarLogo Nova is an agent-based game and simulation programming environment that combines an easy-to-use blocks-based programming language with a powerful simulation engine and 3D renderer. Created and maintained by MIT.
  • WeScheme: https://www.wescheme.org/
    WeScheme is a web-based programming environment that allows us to write, run, and share programs on the web. Programs written in WeScheme should be available from any computer with a capable JavaScript-enabled web browser. See "Help" for more details after logging in.
  • Problets: http://www.problets.org/
    Problets are problem solving software assistants for learning, reinforcement and assessment of programming concepts. They are designed to help students learn programming concepts through small-scale problem-solving, and as a supplement to large-scale programming traditionally used in introductory programming courses. At this site, you can find out more about the capabilities of the problets, their pedagogy, and about using them in your courses.
  • Blackbird School: https://blackbird.school/more.php
    Blackbird school is an innovative online platform that teaches the principles of computer programming. Our project-oriented curriculum is designed for the true coding beginner. Students are introduced to new concepts and techniques in our lessons until they have the skills to create their own programs from scratch in our sandbox environment. Helpful error messages make learning to program in a text-based language easier than ever. Built-in features like the Docs, Show me, and Step Tasks ensure students are successful learning to code. Teachers, coding pros, or newcomers have the tools they need to learn alongside students, monitor student progress, review errors, and make comments on student programs.
  • Mouse Open Projects: https://projects.mouse.org/
    Mouse Open Projects: Free, no account required, creative STEM, CS and technology activities for students in grades 5-12 learning. Includes creative technology projects you can do on your own!
  • Code Break: https://code.org/break?utm_source=announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=code-break-2020&utm_term=episode-5&utm_content=code-break
    A global, live-interactive classroom, where the Code.org team will teach students of all ages, with and without computers. Code Break offers a weekly dose of education, community, and computer science, and has brought together students from as far as Africa, China, India, and South America.
  • Outschool: https://outschool.com/#abk9aid9o8
    Outschool is offering free live online classes for students ages 3 to 18 affected by public school shutdowns, conducted over video chat. The 10,000-plus classes cover topics in English, math, social studies, science, coding, health and wellness, music, art and world languages. You can search courses by length (ranging from one class to a full semester), format (live online or flexible schedule), subject, age range and day or timeframe.
  • Learning Keeps Going: https://www.learningkeepsgoing.org/ To support educators and parents during extended school closures, this site offers a curated list of free tools and resources as well as an Educator Help Desk where experts will answer online learning questions.
  • Numerade: https://www.numerade.com/ Numerade hosts the largest STEM video library in the world – over 200,000 step-by-step solutions to the top STEM textbooks across secondary and postsecondary education. The explanations are listed by textbook, simply find your book and choose the section you would like help with. Students can also access full length courses with conceptual content videos covering every topic within the subject. For Educators, Numerade allows unlimited posting of video lectures for your students to access in a “remote classroom setting”. The platform allows you to create and post a video in less than 10 minutes.
  • Rithm School Free Courses : https://www.rithmschool.com/courses Website thate teaches how to do web development and programming
  • Code! Programming with p5.js: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRqwX-V7Uu6Zy51Q-x9tMWIv9cueOFTFA Video library that shows coding for absolute beginners.
  • Education Resources Information Center: https://eric.ed.gov/? This website allows educators to search thousands of articles on different educational approaches and suggestions on teaching. Don’t come to this website looking for curriculum, though. While this site may provide lesson plan ideas and educational theories, it is assumed the educator reading the articles already has a curriculum and simply wants advice for teaching it.
  • How to Connect Home Literacy Practices to School Literacy Practices : https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/How%20to%20Connect%20Home%20Literacy%20Practices%20to%20School%20Literacy%20Practices.pdf Literacy development begins early in the home. There is not one definition for literacy nor is there one way in which families can and should do literacy at home. Literacy is all around you and always present in your daily experiences. This article provides some ways to connect a few common home literacy practices to school literacy practices.
  • Abstract: THe Art of Design | Es Devlin: Stage Design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo4aAVjuh2o&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=24 Stage designer Es Devlin crafts evocative sets for concerts, operas, plays and runway shows using light, film, sculpture -- and even rain.
  • Abstract: The Art of Design | Bjarke Ingles: Architecture : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKeFCd1j5BE&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=25 Architect Bjarke Ingels unites function, fantasy and sustainability in “pragmatic utopian” designs like a clean power plant topped with a ski slope.
  • Abstract: The Art of Design | Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJuhOn3Y58&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=26 As Fiat Chrysler’s global head of design, Ralph Gilles steers the brand into the future with sleek new sports cars and a self-driving electric van.
  • Abstrsact: The Art of Design | Paula Scher: Graphic Design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCfBYE97rFk&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=27 Graphic designer Paula Scher paints with words, developing the visual language of iconic brands and institutions around the world.
  • Pixil Art: https://www.pixilart.com/ Pixilart, free online drawing editor and social platform for all ages. Create game sprites, make pixel art, animated GIFs, share artwork and socialize online. You have the option to create an account but it is not required to just sccess the draw feature. Pixilart inclused other feautures such as contests, comics, online activity, and group options.
  • Teaching Kids to Code (When You're Not Quite Sure How to Code Yourself): https://knilt.arcc.albany.edu/Teaching_Kids_to_Code_(When_You%27re_Not_Quite_Sure_How_to_Code_Yourself) Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. All resources free with creation of online account.
  • Typing Club: https://www.typingclub.com Created for children 7 and up, TypingClub offers free games and activities meant to improve your kiddo's typing skills.
  • Crash Course: Engineering: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtO4A_tL6DLZRotxEb114cMR In 46 episodes, Dr. Shini Somara will teach you how we built much of our world with engineering! This course is based on introductory college-level material across many different engineering disciplines.
  • Crash Course: Navagating Digital Information: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU In 10 episodes, John Green will teach you how to navigate the internet! We’ve partnered with MediaWise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to develop this curriculum of hands-on skills to help you evaluate the information you read online.
  • Crash Course: Computer Science: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo In 40 episodes, Carrie Anne Philbin teaches you computer science! This course is based on introductory college-level material as well as the AP Computer Science Principles guidelines.
  • Crash Course: Artifical Intelligence: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtO65LeD2p4_Sb5XQ51par_b In 20 episodes, Jabril will teach you about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning! This course is based on a university-level curriculum.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HBgDpsBkhU8BgRf3iKQ0xlM Here's how to get started with remote learning, featuring the best professional learning sessions led by our team and expert Khan teachers.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Parents: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD5ESfQ79oNW9OJLzyh8ujd Parents, we’ve heard questions from many of you about ways to help keep your kids learning during school closures. We’re creating videos to give you tips about remote learning, so follow this playlist if you’re interested in this topic.
  • Internet 101 | Computer Science | Khan Academy
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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD8wtmKZh0nKOsOvP1KYaNO Learn select topics from computer science - algorithms (how we solve common problems in computer science and measure the efficiency of our solutions), cryptography (how we protect secret information), and information theory (how we encode and compress information).
  • HTML/JS: Making webpages interactive | Computer Programming | Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HAuOA2UwphZEar5TyaIMN3q Learn how to program drawings, animations, and games using JavaScript & ProcessingJS, or learn how to create webpages with HTML & CSS. You can share whatever you create, explore what others have created and learn from each other!
  • How To Learn Programming for BEGINNERS! (2019/2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJzb-RuUcMU This simple tutorial will teach you how you can learn computer programming and teach yourself code. Learning code is not that hard, and it's easier than it looks. Instead of taking coding classes, why not teach yourself? Using this method you will learn html, css, javascript, visual design & more. Many people have landed themselves jobs involving web development and web design just with using this site.
  • Crash Course: Study Skills: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNcAJRf3bE1IJU6nMfHj86W In 10 episodes, Thomas Frank teaches you study skills! Based on introductory college-level material and scientific studies, this course takes you through the tools and skills you need to get better at studying and finishing assignments in school and beyond.
  • Politcs and Government | Knowing Better : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw4gGsuBRykWP-zOCIkoxd2FPKjWkcM0n Videos that cover important political topics and how government works
  • Computer Science | Up and Atom: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1lNrW4e0G8V59k2acXxwwGHrBQoTYZS7 Videos that demystify topics in computer science
  • Nature of Code |Coding Train : https://www.youtube.com/user/shiffman/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=6 Videos that discuss introduction to coding and computer science- as well as its nature
  • Using Microsoft Office 365 for Schools- a Teacher's Guide : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxp90x5c0ttaUTXly-0TjRtZfXIZ5JY69 Helps educators create a virtual learning environment via means of Microsoft Office 365- Videos
  • Microsoft Office Tutorials : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkaw6oRnRv8UYcRLpxon4rPQm_pud8nd Videos that teach techniques and how to use Microsoft Software
  • Java for Beginners | Coding Bootcamp: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5mHZvl6c0WmHvPMir_9lH04dfJPFFUfs Coding bootcamp for people with little to no coding experience
  • Excel Data Analysis Basics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrRPvpgDmw0lPPRiJO5dCUratRGpGx3aT Course that helps students get acquainted with data anaylisis and excel
  • Excel : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0o_zxa4K1BWYhjLZRtBWRTghtPGQwEfe Playlist that teaches students how to become proficient at excel
  • Healthcare Triage: Opioids : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInnjfanZG6HD0H1m6Xpnfvh Video series talking about opioids and the science of drugs (May be useful for health or psychology class)
  • Programación para niños con Scratch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVwmjuDYoki-jtu1XUctYg0L6J8Zivkq7 Programming in Scratch for kids tutorials- in Spanish
  • Minecraft: Education Edition: https://education.minecraft.net/login Education Edition to try a free coding lesson or trial the full version with your class. No login required and available to all Windows, Mac and iPad users. allows students to co-play, develop leadership skills, and explore and create worlds. The free educational content we’ve curated lets players explore the International Space Station though a partnership with NASA, learn to code with a robot, visit famous Washington D.C. landmarks, find and build 3D fractals, learn what it’s like to be a marine biologist, and so much more. It includes Immersive Reader, and will read highlighted words and images out loud – like ‘Creeper’ and ‘Mooshroom’. It’s also free to download through June.
  • Tar Heel Reader: https://tarheelreader.org/ A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
  • Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. All resources free with creation of online account.
  • Curso de programación profesional: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyvsggKtwbLVva0XXvoqx91iaLmhgeNy7 Video reviewing computer science and programming topics in Spanish
  • Curso de programación JAVA desde cero: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyvsggKtwbLX9LrDnl1-K6QtYo7m0yXWB Programming tutorials in Java- in Spanish
  • How to Vote in NYS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpXmHbCh-nQ&list=PL47sATSIrfkpuvo7UBqtUDPafFmaxgekT&index=2 Teaches young perspective voters about the voting process, its importance, and how they can register
  • AP Computer Science Principles: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4844vbwcKegJgIxSQyVHDzSXT Series by the the creators of the AP Exam themselves to explain topics pertaining to the AP Computer Science Exam
  • AP Computer Science A : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4845xKOY11PnkE7aqJC7-bYrd Series by the the creators of the AP Exam themselves to explain topics pertaining to the AP Computer Science Exam
  • The Power of Google Sheets and You: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwXXOxvDboeaCTwdY5t5bGQBnVqk99rIu Videos covering how to use Google Sheets as well as how Google Sheets can be useful to the classroom
  • Learn All About Zoom Video Conferencing : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwXXOxvDboeYp4sABKpoZwSaS0mQu7JDf Videos that detail how to use Zoom Video Software
  • Coding with Students: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwXXOxvDboeZ9iIUGJV7q4lDN7zNSPIQT Videos for educators to help them teach coding in the classroom
  • Real-Life Robots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wHJjLMnikU&list=PLw2cuKNQvZ2duGzjYs5GN-2IZAZUd6L3b&index=2&t=0s Meet some real-life robots, and find out what robots really are, and what they do for us every day!

Here’s a collection of sites where teachers, authors and celebrities are reading picture books aloud to students:

Here’s a collection of sites to access free, digital books and texts to share with students:

Many authors and illustrators are offering daily videos and live feeds to read and write together. Here are a few:

HyperDocs are free digital lessons that are easy to edit for your eLearning students. Lisa Highfill and colleagues are sharing freely:

Here’s a collection of sites for students to practice their foundational reading skills:

  • Starfall: Starfall offers free games to grades Pre-K through 3 in Math, ELA, and seasonal events. Game selection for the free version is limited, but there is a paid version of the site for more extensive resources. Pre-K resource.
  • ABCYa: ABCYa is an academic game site for multiple subjects and grade levels. You can search by topic or Common Core standard. Free and premium options are available.
  • Online Grammar Quizzes : https://www.internet4classrooms.com/assessment_assistance/assessment_preparation_language_arts_grammar_quizzes.htm Has links to activities that help students learn and study grammar
  • Unite for Literacy: https://www.unitebooks.com/ Free Library of narrated picture books in up to 47 languages for young children and their families who are new to english
  • Get Grammatical! Learn About Modifiers for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE...and Life | The Princeton Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=606BFH3nOEc Want to improve your performance on the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE—or simply write more clearly? Learn about modifiers: what they are, how they work, and how you can use them correctly.
  • Grammar for Kids | Contractions | Prepositions | Learning Time Fun | Contractions for Kids | Prepositions for Kids | Grammar for Children | ESL Kids: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8CyQ6qMY4V5pEJnEKRziQn3vN5xYVm4w Learn grammar for kids with our contractions for kids and prepositions for kids learning videos for kids playlist by Learning Time Fun! With our grammar for kids playlist your child will learn both basic and more complicated contractions plus the most important prepositions with locations for kids such as, on, in, under, above, between, and more prepositions vocabulary.
  • Sight Words for Children | Popcorn Words for Kids | Sight Words | Kindergarten Sight Words | Sight Words for Kids | High Frequency Words | Dolch Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8CyQ6qMY4V6E_0EeHg8qtYqlEMEoA1WO Learn sight words for children with Learning Time Fun! Our popcorn words for kids videos teach kindergarten sight words, 1st grade sight words, 2nd grade sight words, and much more! Learn high frequency words with sentences and repetition. Learn Dolch words, Fry words, and more!
  • 1 Short Vowels with Consonants : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL1yRi4MsNzU9YkC19QQ71rRO-fv7Fchz Video library that teaches the phonics of short, vowel words
  • First Grade : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL1yRi4MsNzU9YkC19QQ71rRO-fv7Fchz Video library that teaches the phonics of short, vowel words
  • International Children's Library : http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory?ilang=English Provides free access to high-quality children's books from around the world in different languages, including Arabic, Afrikaans, Danish, English, Farsi and beyond. Hosts books for kids 3-5, 6-9, and 10-13.

Here's a collection of educational podcasts to spark learning at home:

Here is a rich repository of Open Educational Resources (OER):

Still looking for more? Here's a collection of resources for interactive tools and sites, instructional materials and more:

Here's a collection of literacy organizations dedicated to supporting literacy learning all year long with special collections for online and digital learning:

Here are resources for parents supporting students' learning from home:

  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • 123 Teach Me: https://123teachme.com/ 123TeachMe offers over 500 Spanish lessons, more than 4,000 quizzes, and over 50,000 mp3 audio files in Spanish which range from novice to superior level.
  • Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
    Here is another fun website to practice language skills and to get some ideas on how different layers of language (e.g., semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) build on each other. This can be a fun supplementary to what students can practice at home, on their smartphones, or their iPads. What is more, they have the option of choosing a language they want to practice. This will help them practice both their first language skills as well as their English language skills. Here are some tips when using this website: Create an account for yourself so that you can track your progress; Choose a language; Answer this question: Why are you learning a language? Now, choose a daily goal (e.g., 15 minutes a day)Choose “google account.” Now Enjoy and learn a new language!
  • ELL Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753287
  • Englishclub: https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/vocabulary/
    This platform is mainly geared towards ENL students, so that they can practice their language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading). They can learn new vocabulary items and take a fun quiz. The quizzes are then, scored. This way, students can get some feedback on it.
  • Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/
    Oftentimes, language educators are encouraged to implement authentic material when lesson planning. This platform helps language educators to watch news, and use it to watch podcasts and learn about the world. This platform provides authentic listening videos for ENL students so that they can use it to boost their listening comprehension skills and their speaking skills. The link offers free audios and videos.

Pre-K through 12

  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • Plan and deliver: Educating students with disabilities in remote settings: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/blogs/students-disabilities-remote-settings.aspx Article on guidance on the legal requirements involved, how to think about accessibility for remote learning (perhaps in a new way), and how to plan and deliver remote instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
  • Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/MathResources/MathShared/SharedGSECoordinateAlgebra.aspx
    GVA is a rich repository of open educational resources (OER) in math, including Calculus AB, BC, Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Pre-Calculus. The resources are in video, text, and multimedia format, and completely free!
    GVA also includes Middle School specific content for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math topics. http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedMSMath6.aspx
  • MathSpring: http://mathspring.org/
    The MathSpring Tutor will help you succeed at math standardized tests by deeply understanding the material. Create a teacher account and classroom. This intelligent tutoring system uses interactive multimedia to support students as they solve math problems.
  • Cuethink: https://www.cuethink.com/howitworks
    Students will use the four phase structure of Understand, Plan, Solve and Review to display their thinking process. The program supports students whose range of proficiency is vastly different. Cuethink structure aligns with the Common Core Standards. Students can explain their steps through thinklets using the drawing and writing tools that are provided. From there teachers can use the students artifacts to highlight errors and successes.
    Grades 2-12
  • CENTURY: https://www.century.tech/coronavirus-support/
    CENTURY can be utilized as an intervention based on students proficiency levels. Students data can be viewed quickly by teachers, and close education gaps. There are multiple resources teachers and students can utilize throughout the site.
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.
  • Woot Math: https://www.wootmath.com/
    Woot Math is an independent online Math resource that allows students to practice the skills of conceptual fluency around rational numbers. Woot Math makes students solve math problems using different strategies. It is user friendly and students can work through the program at their own pace. While the students work through the program they will receive feedback and instructional videos. Teachers can monitor their students' progress and mastery of Math skills and concepts.
  • Delta Math: https://www.deltamath.com
    Free online application that allows students to practice math on their own or as part of a group. Requires registration.
  • GeoGebra: https://www.geogebra.org
    GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
  • Statistics Education Web: https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Education/STEW/home.aspx  STatistics Education Web (STEW) is an online resource that provides peer-reviewed lesson plans for anyone who teaches statistical concepts in their classrooms. This includes K–12 math, science, and social studies teachers, as well as teachers at the college level. STEW lesson plans follow the recommendations of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report, and many are organized around the statistical problem-solving process outlined in GAISE: formulate a statistical question; collect data; analyze data; and interpret results in context.
  • Statistics Teacher: https://www.statisticsteacher.org  Statistics Teacher (ST) is an online journal published by the American Statistical Association (ASA) – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12. ST supports the teaching and learning of statistics through education articles, lesson plans, announcements, professional development opportunities, technology, assessment, and classroom resources.
  • Problem-Attic: https://www.problem-attic.com/
    Database of about 220,000 questions, all grades and subjects, with PDF creation tools and options for sending documents to Google. Excellent, free resource to use.
  • Boodle: https://www.boddlelearning.com
    Boddle is a math platform for 1-6th grade that makes learning fun and personalized. Teachers and parents are able to track student progress remotely and quickly identify learning gaps.
  • Bedtime Math: http://bedtimemath.org/ 
    App and website designed for quick, 5 minute activities to help students learn to integrate math into their daily lives.
  • Crayola Lesson Plans: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/ Search for arts-based, standards-based lesson plans by grade and subject including math, science, social studies, and language arts.
  • CK-12: https://www.ck12.org/ Numerous open educational resources, typically texts, across grade levels and subjects.
  • Learning Keeps Going: https://www.learningkeepsgoing.org/ To support educators and parents during extended school closures, this site offers a curated list of free tools and resources as well as an Educator Help Desk where experts will answer online learning questions.
  • Numerade: https://www.numerade.com/ Numerade hosts the largest STEM video library in the world – over 200,000 step-by-step solutions to the top STEM textbooks across secondary and postsecondary education. The explanations are listed by textbook, simply find your book and choose the section you would like help with. Students can also access full length courses with conceptual content videos covering every topic within the subject. For Educators, Numerade allows unlimited posting of video lectures for your students to access in a “remote classroom setting”. The platform allows you to create and post a video in less than 10 minutes.
  • Mathshare : https://mathshare.benetech.org/#/ Mathshare empowers students to solve math problems and show their work so that teachers and students can see how they got there. It helps them practice, and is also has speech to text capabilities that make it useful for students with special education needs or dyslexia.
  • OWLS Resource Center : https://sites.google.com/view/owlstudent/home Resources for students, parents, and educators for every class and grade level, virtual field trips, and virtual libraries. Also provides resources in languages other than English.
  • Engineering Challenges for children under lockdown: https://www.activelylearn.com/ Actively Learn is an online curriculum platform with thousands of texts and videos paired with scaffolds and higher-order questions that drive depth, engagement, and critical thinking.
  • Art- Words To Use: https://www.words-to-use.com/words/art/ Learn how to describe art using the right words and phrases. Everyone can write colorfully about artwork! Includes many categories for students to have access too descriptive art word banks. There are adjectives, nouns, verbs, negatives, styles, movemnets and phrases.
  • Neo K-12: https://www.neok12.com/ This site provides educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 students in various subject areas, such as science, math, health, social studies and English. Reviewed by the American Librarian Association as a great site for kids
  • XtraMath: https://xtramath.org/#/home/index XtraMath features free math videos, lessons, and activities as well as progress reports and resources for teachers and parents. The site is a valuable resource both for homework help and more in-depth lessons.
  • Education Resources Information Center: https://eric.ed.gov/? This website allows educators to search thousands of articles on different educational approaches and suggestions on teaching. Don’t come to this website looking for curriculum, though. While this site may provide lesson plan ideas and educational theories, it is assumed the educator reading the articles already has a curriculum and simply wants advice for teaching it.
  • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool: https://allinonehomeschool.com Free online resource created by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents. It contains full homeschool curriculum from a Christian worldview for grades K-12.
    First, parents choose their child’s grade level. The grade level material covers the basics, such as reading, writing, and math. Then, the parent selects a program year. All of the children in a family will work together on history and science covering the same topics based on the program year chosen.
  • Homeschool for Free-List: https://onlypassionatecuriosity.com/free-homeschool-list/ Article that provides a list of free resources by grade level categorized by curriculum and grade level.
  • ASSISTments: https://new.assistments.org/distance-learning he program allows them to assign homework or classwork and provide students with immediate feedback as they complete their assignments; teachers get a report showing individual student and class progress. There's a library of content that includes open textbooks, lessons and state test practice and skill-building problem sets.
  • ClassPad: https://classpad.net/us Web based calculation tool that includes Calculation, Graphing, Geometry and Statistics, free to teachers and students. This new product also offers Assessment Solutions for companies involved in large and small scale national or state testing and can be customized as desired to meet any integration needs.
  • Knowre: https://www.knowre.com/school_closure_support/ Knowre Math is an online core supplement for grades 1-12 that needs only a browser to view or an iPad app. Features include "walk me through" support and targeted assignments to help the student work independently. Teachers receive access to student progress via a dashboard.
  • Mathchops: https://www.mathchops.com/signup/free-trial Helps students build core skills for standardized tests through adaptive games. Teachers can view high-level stats for their students, see individual questions and create and assign quizzes. All questions have explanations and are graded automatically.
  • NRICH Primary Students Math: https://nrich.maths.org/primary Interactive Lessons and games for students to help them thjink mathmatically and practice their skills
  • Shmoop: Math Video Library: https://www.shmoop.com/video-library?filter[]=11,1054,1208&p=1 Has hundreds of short videos ranging all math topics to help students develop understanding. Offers some videos in Spanish.
  • United States Census: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/activities/grades-9-12.html New activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children.
  • Everfi: https://platform.everfi.net/new_registration?role=teacher EVERFI’s no-cost digital resources cover topics such as social emotional learning, STEM, financial literacy, career readiness, and health & wellness. Its standards-aligned resources have assessments embedded into them, enabling teachers to see measurable outcomes from student work in real-time.
  • Basic Math in Spanish (Matemáticas básicas en español): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT-099tI7HAu7XEyjuJ5-KeVHOqctPdil Math refresher videos for spanish speakers
  • Remote Learning Resources for Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HBgDpsBkhU8BgRf3iKQ0xlM Here's how to get started with remote learning, featuring the best professional learning sessions led by our team and expert Khan teachers.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Parents: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD5ESfQ79oNW9OJLzyh8ujd Parents, we’ve heard questions from many of you about ways to help keep your kids learning during school closures. We’re creating videos to give you tips about remote learning, so follow this playlist if you’re interested in this topic.
  • Crash Course: Study Skills: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNcAJRf3bE1IJU6nMfHj86W In 10 episodes, Thomas Frank teaches you study skills! Based on introductory college-level material and scientific studies, this course takes you through the tools and skills you need to get better at studying and finishing assignments in school and beyond.
  • Game On: https://sites.google.com/site/gameonlearning/la-middle-school-games These games will help middle school students explore writing and word meanings as well as encourage critical thinking in reading. The games are from such sites as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a large international learning company, Beacon Learning Center, Merriam-Webster, and the Adult Literacy Media Alliance.
  • Hand2mind: https://www.hand2mindathome.com/ The "Learning at Home" program includes videos on math and literacy content taught by teachers and activities to reinforce the lessons and downloadable worksheets. The company has committed to posting new content daily.
  • Minecraft: Education Edition: https://education.minecraft.net/login Education Edition to try a free coding lesson or trial the full version with your class. No login required and available to all Windows, Mac and iPad users. allows students to co-play, develop leadership skills, and explore and create worlds. The free educational content we’ve curated lets players explore the International Space Station though a partnership with NASA, learn to code with a robot, visit famous Washington D.C. landmarks, find and build 3D fractals, learn what it’s like to be a marine biologist, and so much more. It includes Immersive Reader, and will read highlighted words and images out loud – like ‘Creeper’ and ‘Mooshroom’. It’s also free to download through June.
  • Tar Heel Reader: https://tarheelreader.org/ A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
  • Colorin Colorado: https://www.colorincolorado.org Strategies, videos and resources for teachers of ELL students.
  • Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. All resources free with creation of online account.
  • Plan and deliver: Educating students with disabilities in remote settings: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/blogs/students-disabilities-remote-settings.aspx Article on guidance on the legal requirements involved, how to think about accessibility for remote learning (perhaps in a new way), and how to plan and deliver remote instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.

Pre-K

  • ABCYa: www.abcya.com
    ABCYa is an academic game site for multiple subjects and grade levels. You can search by topic or Common Core standard and have students play games in areas they need improving. Free and premium options are available.
  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures.
  • Dybuster AG: https://us.dybuster.com/#!register-school/dybuster/en-us
    Our programs foster key literacy and math skills while promoting effective learning. Calcularis promotes the development and coordination of areas of the brain responsible for processing numbers, quantities, and mathematical calculations. (Free to use until 6/30)
  • Math Game Time: www.mathgametime.com
  • Soft Schools: www.softschools.com
  • Splash Learn: www.splashlearn.com
    SplashLearn, an online educational program that provides comprehensive coverage of the curriculum with over 300 skills for Grades K- 5 The key features of SplashLearn program are- Personalized learning- The SplashLearn proprietary adaptive algorithm creates a dynamic learning path individualized for each child with topic-based placements tests for every grade to access a child's current math proficiency. Aligned to school curriculum- Comprehensive math curriculum aligned to your State Core with a modular build to easily align to other state-specific standards to improve student's test scores on school tests. Adaptive questions- Adaptive and interactive features cause problem structure to increase in complexity with correct answers and allow students to express concepts with relevant math symbols and vocabulary.
  • Starfall: www.starfall.com
  • Open up resources: https://news.openupresources.org/resources-teaching-learning-covid-school-closures
    Open Up Resources makes the highest quality ELA & math curriculum freely accessible to preK-12 educators.
  • Brainfuse One-on-One Tutoring: https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources/kids-and-teens/homework-help-brainfuse Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, daily from 2–11 PM. Available in English and Spanish, from early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day.
  • Funexpected Math: https://funexpectedapps.com/playhome Desktop application for children aged 3-7 to give them math games and tasks
  • Math & Learning Videos 4 Kids- Kindergarten: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrHqUbddzk2zVIStQGpC-20BHZI5nsbfb Kids learn about numbers, colors and the alphabet. Fun Videos for Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten.

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K through 12

  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • Vivid Books: https://app.vividbooks.com/ Education platform to make kids fall in love with STEM subjects through interactive learning and Augmented Reality.
  • STEM for All Multiplex: https://multiplex.videohall.com/Bringing together over 800 videos from the STEM for All Showcases. Explore videos addressing science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science education. For grades K-12.
  • Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/ScienceResources/ScienceShared/SharedPhysicalScience.aspxGVA is a repository of open educational resources (OER) on different subject areas. Like Physics and AP Physics, Biology and AP Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Earth Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Geology, and Physical Science. The resources include videos, text, graphics, simulations, etc.
    GVA also includes Middle School specific content for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science topics. http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/MSResources/MSShared/SharedMSScience617.aspx
  • Chemistry: Alchem.ie Chemistry Interactive Apps: http://www.alchem.ie/ Alchemie's apps allow users to share and build molecular animations to understand chemical concepts along with many other features. The apps include Animator, Mechanism, Modeler, Isomers, Isomers AR.
  • Brainpop: https://go.brainpop.com/covid19
    BrainPOP's animated movies, creative thinking tools, interactive quizzes, and playful assessments have made a difference for millions of students.
  • Breakout EDU: https://www.breakoutedu.com/covid19
    Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform that brings the challenge and fun of an escape room to your classroom. ELA, math, science, and social studies topic covered. Full free access provided until the end of the school year.
  • CK-12: www.ck12.org
    CK-12 provides free courses in Math and Science (and more) for grades 1-12. The courses are highly engaging for students with real time feedback using interactive content and adaptive practice.
  • Kids Discover! Free for 3 months (No credit card needed, choose the Purchase Order option, then enter the Code FREETHREE in the Coupon Code AND Purchase Order fields.
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8FeuVh5AwwY5S5gkSN7Dw_tWpRneVdq1FhGyYvCO1N83cug/viewform?vero_id=kdo1880662&vero_conv=DkrC-H3AHXmsRWwMpvELoS067gYxZI3gCO2Am6Tx-g30eb3QJC5zS57pJ5UxI_RMPRKPShL2NkZRP0avfhAK4LV0J5ZwSgb0jQ%3D%3D
  • ABCYa: http://www.abcya.com
    ABCYa is an academic game site for multiple subjects and grade levels. You can search by topic or Common Core standard and have students play games in areas they need improving. Free and premium options are available.
  • Scholastic’s "Learn at Home" digital hub (PreK-9). The “Learning Journeys” include reading, listening, writing and project-based activities on nonfiction/fiction stories. There are also virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and a digital community for students. Teachers can plan virtual meetups to share resources. It also includes resources on different science topics. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
  • Bill Nye Science: https://www.billnye.com/
    Comprehensive site for science including videos, home experiments, and other materials to teach science.
  • Teach Engineering - STEM Curriculum for K-12: https://www.teachengineering.org/
    A wealth of material you can have your students complete while learning remotely. Browse by curricular units, lessons, maker challenges, activities, or standards.
  • Texas Instruments STEM Projects https://education.ti.com/en/resources/stem-projects
    Online STEM resource for grades 6-12 filled with projects, lesson plans, “mini STEM camps”.
  • CENTURY:
    https://www.century.tech/coronavirus-support/
    CENTURY can be utilized as an intervention based on students proficiency levels. Students data can be viewed quickly by teachers, and close education gaps. There are multiple resources teachers and students can utilize throughout the site.
  • PhET - University of Colorado PhET website interactive Science applications: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new This website includes many simulations in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, etc. All interactive simulations are free to use.
  • Amplify free resources: https://freeresources.amplify.com/ To help educators and families, we’ve pulled from our top-rated programs to create a series of remote learning experiences that are high-quality, easy to use at home, and totally free, including ELA, science, and math resources for grades K-8.
  • Problem-Attic: https://www.problem-attic.com/
    Database of about 220,000 questions, all grades and subjects, with PDF creation tools and options for sending documents to Google. Excellent, free resource to use.
  • National Geographic Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/?fbclid=IwAR2VFl28OucSnPQ_LkdKE8zAYeeZ3xqIPHKIAgTIIuU_kSoeY-46_FAdOjw  National Geographic Kids features educational games, videos, and other activities, centered mostly on animals and the natural world. Kids also can get a virtual tour of different countries, featuring fun facts and other information. They can contribute to the site by posting comments (which are moderated), answering quizzes, and submitting photos.
  • Smart Science Education: https://www.smartscience.online/  Virtual science labs help schools implement science education that ma not otherwise be available to provide due to budgetary or staffing limitations. Smart Science's lessons are designed b real science educators and scientists. Smart Science offers one-on-one science coaching and aid in creating a plan to roll out virtual science labs in their classrooms.
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab: https://learninglab.si.edu/  Offers learning through images, texts, videos, audio, and activities regarding over 1 million artifacts to teach subjects such as art, science, and history.
  • How to Smile: https://www.howtosmile.org/  With more than 3,000 science and math activities, How to Smile is an award-winning, free resource for teachers and parents. The high-quality, hands-on math and science activities are particularly intended for students in “out-of-school learning environments” such as after-school programs, zoos and museums, and homeschoolers.
  • Audubon Nature Activities for Kids: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/activities/audubon-for-kids  The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. This page aims to bring together activities from across a national network of environmental educators. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park. The goal isn’t to teach a child how to name and identify bird species, but rather to give them space to explore and feel connected to the natural world. If you’re a parent or caretaker, that means you don’t need to worry about your own knowledge of birds or plants. All you need to be is a companion to your child’s curiosity.
  • Autodesk Design Academy: https://academy.autodesk.com/ Outstanding project-based tutorials for popular engineering software. Autodesk Design Academy is a large and growing library of engineering and design projects tailored for use with Autodesk's catalog of digital design tools, all of which are free for educational users. The projects cover loads of STEAM applications from animation and architecture through civil and electrical engineering and beyond. Each project includes everything you'll need from start to finish, including design files, student materials (such as problem sets and step-by-step guides), an instructor's manual, and phenomenal videos demonstrating the steps necessary for each project.
  • Open Learn: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue Open Learn provides you with free courses that increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning. Open Learn provides students and teachers with course description, course, content, and course reviews, along with a video explanation. The courses range from an introductory level to an advanced level.
  • Kent Wildlife Association: https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/actions Simple things you can do to help wildlife from building a bug hotel to creating a garden pond, here are some ideas for things you can do yourself to help wildlife. Includes many different activities.
  • Crayola Lesson Plans: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/ Search for arts-based, standards-based lesson plans by grade and subject including math, science, social studies, and language arts.
  • CK-12: https://www.ck12.org/ Numerous open educational resources, typically texts, across grade levels and subjects.
  • OK Go Sandbox: https://okgosandbox.org/ OK Go Sandbox encourages creation and innovation in math, science, and art as students use phenomena to figure out music videos. These inquiry and design challenges provide opportunities for students to engage in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Science and Engineering Practices.
  • Complexly: https://complexly.com/ From literature to biochemistry, video shows cover a breadth of topics designed to get students thinking.
  • OWLS Resource Center : https://sites.google.com/view/owlstudent/home Resources for students, parents, and educators for every class and grade level, virtual field trips, and virtual libraries. Also provides resources in languages other than English.
  • Engineering Challenges for children under lockdown: https://www.activelylearn.com/ Actively Learn is an online curriculum platform with thousands of texts and videos paired with scaffolds and higher-order questions that drive depth, engagement, and critical thinking.
  • Physics Comic Books: https://physicscentral.com/explore/comics/ Physics comics intended to get kids excited about Physics
  • Netflix -Educational Documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA During this period, Netflix has made some of its educational documentaries free to stream online. The list notably includes David Attenborough’s nature series Our Planet and Abstract, which looks at the art of design
  • Neo K-12: https://www.neok12.com/ This site provides educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 students in various subject areas, such as science, math, health, social studies and English. Reviewed by the American Librarian Association as a great site for kids
  • TedED: https://ed.ted.com/lessons?category_id=221 Library of educational videos spanning all subjects vetted by TED
  • Education Resources Information Center: https://eric.ed.gov/? This website allows educators to search thousands of articles on different educational approaches and suggestions on teaching. Don’t come to this website looking for curriculum, though. While this site may provide lesson plan ideas and educational theories, it is assumed the educator reading the articles already has a curriculum and simply wants advice for teaching it.
  • NewsEla: https://newsela.com/ Website that promotes literacy and reading comprehension through news sites and current events articles
  • Kids' Activities from Andrews McMeel Publishing: https://www.ampkids.com/resources/activities/page/4/?series_type=spring-2020-selects&sort_type=release_date&post_count=-1&book_filter=Filter Printable activity guides to keep kids creating, from drawing to physical activities, to STEM to slime recipes.
  • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool: https://allinonehomeschool.com Free online resource created by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents. It contains full homeschool curriculum from a Christian worldview for grades K-12.
    First, parents choose their child’s grade level. The grade level material covers the basics, such as reading, writing, and math. Then, the parent selects a program year. All of the children in a family will work together on history and science covering the same topics based on the program year chosen.
  • Homeschool for Free-List: https://onlypassionatecuriosity.com/free-homeschool-list/ Article that provides a list of free resources by grade level categorized by curriculum and grade level.
  • Explained | Water Crisis : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C65iqOSCZOY&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=16 In partnership with Vox Media Studios and Vox, this enlightening explainer series will take viewers deep inside a wide range of culturally relevant topics, questions, and ideas. In this episode, the global water crisis is at an inflection point. How do we price our most valuable resource, while also ensuring access to it as a human right?
  • Artrageous with Nate: http://www.artrageouswithnate.com/episodes.html Artrageous with Nate is a 6 time Emmy-winning program focused on inspiring creativity and innovation. They travel the globe searching for people and places that show how important STEM and STEAM professions are, and how creativity weaves itself through everything! It also has art challeneges for students.
  • Babies | Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOv5jDFtvsI&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=30 The biology of bonding unravels to reveal how caregiving, social interaction and stress can physically change both parent and newborn.
  • Babies | Crying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T3RHuPB_cg&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=31 From how they grow to how they go, three scientists find out that crawling is much more than just a transitional phase.
  • Babies | First Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFtbXwnBRg8&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=32 Experts examine the rhythm and flow of language and explore how babies break down linguistic beats before they know how to speak.
  • Babies | Sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJCL9LR6rJI&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=33 Researchers delve into sleep, a dynamic time for babies, with studies on twitching, apps and naps.
  • Babies | First Steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1otGt99Rec&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=34 Scientists venture into the ways that walking changes a baby's world and unveil findings on neonatal reflexes, skeletal development and talking.
  • BioInteractive: https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources?keyword=&topics=All&resource_type=16&level=All&sort_bef_combine=search_api_relevance%20DESC&f%5B0%5D=grade_levels%3A98&f%5B1%5D=resource_type%3A16 Online science media-based modules & case studies.
  • 100,000 stars: http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/ Interactive visualization and map of the stars created by NASA and European Space Agency
  • Cells Alive : https://www.cellsalive.com/ Brings together 30 years of computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research.
  • Gateway to Astronaut Photography Earth: https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Brings together all images and videos of the Earth taken by NASA astronauts from space.
  • NASA's Eyes: https://eyes.nasa.gov/ Created by NASA: 3-D environment that allows students to explore the cosmos from their computer in real time
  • Teach Engineering : https://www.teachengineering.org/ Video library and activites for students of all ages. Gets students to do challenges and think like an engineer
  • Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rHUDWjR5gg&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: "What is astronomy?"
  • Naked Eye Observations: Crash Course Astronomy #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Wtlev6suc&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=2 This epsidoe of Crash Course describes what astronoy is, who studies it, and the origins and development of astronomy.
  • Circles in the Sky: Crash Course Astronomy #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01QWC-rZcfE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=3 This week we build on our naked eye observations from the previous video and take a look at the cyclical phenomena that we can see at work in the universe.
  • Moon Phases: Crash Course Astronomy #4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01QWC-rZcfE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=3 In this episode of Crash Course Astronomy, Phil takes you through the cause and name of the Moon's phases.
  • Eclipses: Crash Course Astronomy #5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRgua7xceDA&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=5 The big question in the comments last week was, "BUT WHAT ABOUT ECLIPSES?" Today, Phil breaks 'em down for you.
  • Telescopes: Crash Course Astronomy #6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYhy7eaazIk&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=6 Today Phil explains how telescopes work and offers up some astronomical shopping advice.
  • The Gravity of the Situation: Crash Course Astronomy #7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRAbZxQHlVw&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=7 In today's episode, Phil looks at how gravity plays out across the universe.
  • Tides: Crash Course Astronomy #8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWpFLfLFBI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=8 Today Phil explores the world of tides! What is the relationship between tides and gravity? How do planets and their moons become tidally locked? What would happen if you were 300km tall? Important questions.
  • Introduction to the Solar System: Crash Course Astronony #9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKM0P3XlMNA&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=9 In today's Crash Course Astronomy, Phil takes a look at the explosive history of our cosmic backyard. We explore how we went from a giant ball of gas to the system of planets and other celestial objects we have today.
  • The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy #10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b22HKFMIfWo&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=10 Phil takes us for a closer (eye safe!) look at the two-octillion ton star that rules our solar system. We look at the sun's core, plasma, magnetic fields, sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and what all of that means for our planet.
  • The Earth: Crash Course Astronomy #11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-9gDALvMF4&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=11 Phil starts the planet-by-planet tour of the solar system right here at home, Earth.
  • The Moon: Crash Course Astronomy #12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCzchPx3yF8&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=12 Join Phil for a tour of our capital-M Moon, from surface features, inside to the core, and back in time to theories about its formation.
  • Mercury: Crash Course Astronomy #13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3GkZe3nRQ0&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=13 Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It has no atmosphere and is, as such, covered in craters. It's also incredibly hot but, surprisingly, has water ice hiding beneath its surface.
  • Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFUgy3crCYY&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=14 Venus is a gorgeous naked-eye planet, hanging like a diamond in the twilight -- but it’s beauty is best looked at from afar. Even though Mercury is closer to the sun, Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, due to a runaway greenhouse effect, and has the most volcanic activity in the solar system. Its north and south poles were flipped, causing it to rotate backwards and making for very strange days on this beautiful but inhospitable world.
  • Mars: Crash Course Astronomy #15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-88YWx71gE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=15 This video describes the fourth planet from the sun and the outermost of the terrestrial planets, Mars has long been a popular spot for missions and imagination. Phil walks you through the planet's topography, core, and features. We'll take a look back to Mars's past and makes predictions for its future, including the possibilities for human life.
  • Jupiter: Crash Course Astronomy #16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwn8fQSW7-8&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=16 Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. The gas giant is NOT a failed star, but a really successful planet! It has a dynamic atmosphere with belts and zones, as well as an enormous red spot that’s actually a persistent hurricane. Jupiter is still warm from its formation, and has an interior that’s mostly metallic hydrogen, and it may not even have a core.
  • Jupiter's Moons: Crash Course Astronomy #17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaFaf7vbgpE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=17 Before moving on from Jupiter to Saturn, we’re going to linger for a moment on Jupiter’s moons. There are 67 known moons, and 4 huge ones that we want to explore in greater detail. Ganymede is the largest - larger, in fact, than any other moon in the solar system and the planet Mercury! Callisto, orbiting the farthest out, is smaller but quite similar to Ganymede in many ways. Io, meanwhile, is most noteworthy for its tremendous volcanic activity.
  • Saturn: Crash Course Astronomy #18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GNde5nCSg&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=18 Saturn is the crown jewel of the solar system, beautiful and fascinating. It is a gas giant, and has a broad set of rings made of ice particles. Moons create gaps in the rings via their gravity. Saturn has dozens of moons, including Titan, which is as big as Mercury and has a thick atmosphere and lakes of methane; and Enceladus which has an undersurface ocean and eruptions of water geysers.
  • Uranus & Neptune: Crash Course Astronomy #19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hIwD17Crko&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=19 Today we’re rounding out our planetary tour with ice giants Uranus and Neptune. Both have small rocky cores, thick mantles of ammonia, water, and methane, and atmospheres that make them look greenish and blue. Uranus has a truly weird rotation and relatively dull weather, while Neptune has clouds and storms whipped by tremendous winds. Both have rings and moons, with Neptune’s Triton probably being a captured iceball that has active geology.
  • Asteroids: Crash Course Astronomy #20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auxpcdQimCs&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=20 Now that we’ve finished our tour of the planets, we’re headed back to the asteroid belt. Asteroids are chunks of rock, metal, or both that were once part of smallish planets but were destroyed after collisions. Most orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, but some get near the Earth. The biggest, Ceres is far smaller than the Moon but still big enough to be round and have undergone differentiation.
  • The Oort Cloud: Crash Course Astronomy #22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJscxTyI__s&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=22 Now that we’re done with the planets, asteroid belt, and comets, we’re heading to the outskirts of the solar system. Out past Neptune are vast reservoirs of icy bodies that can become comets if they get poked into the inner solar system. The Kuiper Belt is a donut shape aligned with the plane of the solar system; the scattered disk is more eccentric and is the source of short period comets; and the Oort Cloud which surrounds the solar system out to great distances is the source of long-period comets.
  • Meteors: Crash Course Astronomy #23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuDfZ2Md5x8&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=23 Today Phil helps keep you from ticking off an astronomer in your life by making sure you know the difference between a meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid. When the Earth plows through the stream emitted by a comet we get a meteor shower. Meteors burn up about 100 km above the Earth, but some survive to hit the ground. Most of these meteorites are rocky, some are metallic, and a few are a mix of the two
  • Light: Crash Course Astronoy #24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjy-eqWM38g&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=24 In order to understand how we study the universe, we need to talk a little bit about light. Light is a form of energy. Its wavelength tells us its energy and color. Spectroscopy allows us to analyze those colors and determine an object’s temperature, density, spin, motion, and chemical composition.
  • Distances: Crash Course Astronomy #25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWMh61yutjU&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=25 How do astronomers make sense out of the vastness of space? How do they study things so far away? Today Phil talks about distances, going back to early astronomy. Ancient Greeks were able to find the size of the Earth, and from that the distance to and the sizes of the Moon and Sun. Once the Earth/Sun distance was found, parallax was used to find the distance to nearby stars, and that was bootstrapped using brightness to determine the distances to much farther stars.
  • Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld75W1dz-h0&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=26 Today Phil’s explaining the stars and how they can be categorized using their spectra. Together with their distance, this provides a wealth of information about them including their luminosity, size, and temperature. The HR diagram plots stars’ luminosity versus temperature, and most stars fall along the main sequence, where they live most of their lives.
  • Exoplanets: Crash Course Astronomy #27: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ATtD8x7vV0&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=27 Today Phil explains that YES, there are other planets out there and astonomers have a lot of methods for detecting them. Nearly 2000 have been found so far. The most successful method is using transits, where a planet physically passes in front of its parent star, producing a measurable dip in the star’s light. Another is to measuring the Doppler shift in a star’s light due to reflexive motion as the planet orbits.
  • Brown Dwarfs: Crash Course Astronomy #28: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zKVx29_A1w&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=28 While Jupiter is nowhere near massive enough to initiate fusion in its core, there are even more massive objects out there that fall just short of that achievement as well called brown dwarfs. Brown dwarfs, have a mass that places them between giant planets and small stars. They were only recently discovered in the 1990’s, but thousands are now known. More massive ones can fuse deuterium, and even lithium, but not hydrogen, distinguishing them from “normal” stars.
  • Low Mass Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #29: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfvMtCHv1q4&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=29 Today we are talking about the life -- and death -- of stars. Low mass stars live a long time, fusing all their hydrogen into helium over a trillion years. More massive stars like the Sun live shorter lives. They fuse hydrogen into helium, and eventually helium into carbon (and also some oxygen and neon). When this happens they expand, get brighter, and cool off, becoming red giants. They lose most of their mass, exposing their cores, and then cool off over many billions of years.
  • White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae: Crash Course Astronomy #30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj06h8BeeOA&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=30 Today Phil follows up last week’s look at the death of low mass stars with what comes next: a white dwarf. White dwarfs are incredibly hot and dense objects roughly the size of Earth. They also can form planetary nebulae: huge, intricately detailed objects created when the wind blown from the dying stars is lit up by the central white dwarf. They only last a few millennia. The Sun probably won’t form one, but higher mass stars do.
  • High ass Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #31: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWx9DurgPn8&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=31 Massive stars fuse heavier elements in their cores than lower mass stars. This leads to the creation of heavier elements up to iron. Iron robs critical energy from the core, causing it to collapse. The shock wave, together with a huge swarm of neutrinos, blast through the star’s outer layers, causing it to explode. The resulting supernova creates even more heavy elements, scattering them through space. Also, happily, we’re in no danger from a nearby supernova.
  • Neutron Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #32: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrMvUL8HFlM&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=32 In the aftermath of a 8 – 20 solar mass star’s demise we find a weird little object known as a neutron star. Neutrons stars are incredibly dense, spin rapidly, and have very strong magnetic fields. Some of them we see as pulsars, flashing in brightness as they spin. Neutrons stars with the strongest magnetic fields are called magnetars, and are capable of colossal bursts of energy that can be detected over vast distances.
  • Black Holes: Crash Course Astronomy #33: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZWPBKULkdQ&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=33 We’ve covered a lot of incredible stuff, but this week we’re talking about the weirdest objects in space: BLACK HOLES. Stellar mass black holes form when a very massive star dies, and its core collapses. The core has to be more than about 2.8 times the Sun’s mass to form a black hole. Black holes come in different sizes, but for all of them, the escape velocity is greater than the speed of light, so nothing can escape, not matter or light.
  • Binary and Multiple Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #34: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIFiCLhJmig&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=34 Double stars are stars that appear to be near each other in the sky, but if they’re gravitationally bound together we call them binary stars. Many stars are actually part of binary or multiple systems. If they are close enough together they can actually touch other, merging into one peanut-shaped star. In some close binaries matter can flow from one star to the other, changing the way it ages. If one star is a white dwarf, this can cause periodic explosions, and possibly even lead to blowing up the entire star
  • Star Clusters: Crash Course Astronomy #35: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an4rgJ3O21A&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=35 Last week we covered multiple star systems, but what if we added thousands or even millions of stars to the mix? A star cluster. There are different kinds of clusters, though. Open clusters contain hundreds or thousands of stars held together by gravity. They’re young, and evaporate over time, their stars let loose to roam space freely. Globular clusters, on the other hand, are larger, have hundreds of thousands of stars, and are more spherical.
  • Nebulae: Crash Course Astronomy #36: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8UI7F43_Yk&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=36 Astronomers study a lot of gorgeous things, but nebulae might be the most breathtakingly beautiful of them all. Nebulae are clouds of gas and dust in space. They can glow on their own or reflect light from nearby stars. When they glow it’s usually predominantly red from hydrogen and green from oxygen, and when they reflect and scatter light it’s from massive hot stars, so they look blue.
  • The Milky Way: Crash Course Astronomy #37: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj_QPnO8vpQ&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=37 Today we’re talking about our galactic neighborhood: The Milky Way. It’s a disk galaxy, a collection of dust, gas, and hundreds of billions of stars, with the Sun located about halfway out from the center. The disk has grand spiral patterns in it, formed by the traffic jams of stars and nebulae, where stars are born. The central region is shaped like a bar, and is mostly old, red stars. There’s also a halo surrounding us of old stars.
  • Galaxies, part 1: Crash Course Astronomy #38: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I82ADyJC7wE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=38 The Milky Way is our neighborhood in the universe. It’s a galaxy and there are many others out there. Galaxies contain gas, dust, and billions of stars or more. They come in four main shapes: elliptical, spiral, peculiar, and irregular. Galaxies can collide, and grow in size by eating each other.
  • Galaxies, part 2: Crash Course Astronomy #39: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O2sg-PGhEg&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=39 Active galaxies pour out lots of energy, due to their central supermassive black holes gobbling down matter. Galaxies tend not to be loners, but instead exist in smaller groups and larger clusters. Our Milky Way is part of the Local Group, and will one day collide with the Andromeda galaxy. Clusters of galaxies also clump together to form superclusters, the largest structures in the Universe. In total, there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the Universe.
  • Gamma-Ray Bursts: Crash Course Astronomy #40: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2zA9nPFN5A&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=40 Gamma-ray bursts are not only incredible to study, but their discovery has an epic story all its own. Today Phil takes you through some Cold War history and then dives into what we know. Bursts come in two rough varieties: Long and short. Long ones are from hypernovae, massive stars exploding, sending out twin beams of matter and energy. Short ones are from merging neutron stars. Both kinds are so energetic they are visible for billions of light years, and both are also the birth announcements of black holes.
  • Dark Matter: Crash Course Astronomyy #41: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3RsaWuCuE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=41 Today on Crash Course Astronomy, Phil dives into some very dark matters. The stuff we can actually observe in the universe isn’t all there is. Galaxies and other large structures in the universe are created and shifted by a force we detect mostly indirectly, by observing its impact: DARK MATTER.
  • The Big Bang, Cosmology: Crash Course Astronomy #42: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B7Ix2VQEGo&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=42 Thanks to observations of galaxy redshifts, we can tell that the universe is EXPANDING! Knowing that the universe is expanding and how quickly its expanding also allows us to run the clock backwards 14 billion years to the way the universe began - with a bang.
  • Dark Energy, Cosmology: Crash Course Astronomy #43: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzLM6ltw3l0&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=43 The majority of the universe is made up of a currently mysterious entity that pervades space: dark energy. We don’t know exactly what it is, but we do know that dark energy accelerates the expansion of space. We think this means the Universe will expand forever, even as our view of it shrinks while space expands faster all the time.
  • A Brief History of the Universe: Crash Course Astronomy #44: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGCVTSQw7WU&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=44 Thanks to the wonders of physics, astronomers can map a timeline of the universe’s history. Today, Phil’s going to give you an overview of those first few minutes (yes, MINUTES) of the universe’s life. It started with a Big Bang, when the Universe was incredibly dense and hot. It expanded and cooled, going through multiple stages where different kinds of matter could form. It underwent a phenomenally rapid expansion called inflation, which smoothed out much of the lumpiness in the matter.
  • Deep Time: Crash Course Astronomy #45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDF-N3A60DE&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=45 As we approach the end of Crash Course Astronomy, it’s time now to acknowledge that our Universe’s days are numbered. Stars will die out after a few trillion years, protons will decay and matter will dissolve after a thousand trillion trillion trillion years, black holes will evaporate after 10^92 years, and then all will be dark. But there is still hope that a new Universe will be born from it.
  • Everything, The Universe... And Life: Crash Course Astronomy #46: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgdq6DOTU3M&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL&index=46 Here it is, folks: the end. In our final episode of Crash Course Astronomy, Phil gives the course a send off with a look at some of his favorite topics and the big questions that Astronomy allows us to ask.
  • Crash Course: Engineering: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtO4A_tL6DLZRotxEb114cMR In 46 episodes, Dr. Shini Somara will teach you how we built much of our world with engineering! This course is based on introductory college-level material across many different engineering disciplines.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HBgDpsBkhU8BgRf3iKQ0xlM Here's how to get started with remote learning, featuring the best professional learning sessions led by our team and expert Khan teachers.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Parents: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD5ESfQ79oNW9OJLzyh8ujd Parents, we’ve heard questions from many of you about ways to help keep your kids learning during school closures. We’re creating videos to give you tips about remote learning, so follow this playlist if you’re interested in this topic.
  • Game On: https://sites.google.com/site/gameonlearning/la-middle-school-games These games will help middle school students explore writing and word meanings as well as encourage critical thinking in reading. The games are from such sites as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a large international learning company, Beacon Learning Center, Merriam-Webster, and the Adult Literacy Media Alliance.
  • Explained | Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb33zXpEgCc&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=15 In partnership with Vox Media Studios and Vox, this enlightening explainer series will take viewers deep inside a wide range of culturally relevant topics, questions, and ideas. This episode features music. When does sound become music? Why are humans so uniquely able to master musicality? Researchers talk rhythm, octaves and the magic of song and dance.
  • PBS Eons : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzR-rom72PHN9Zg7RML9EbA Takes audiences on a journey through the history through life
  • Volcano Videos | National Geographic Kids : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQlnTldJs0ZQmYcKNCBTiv2Ea64Qg0GJo Videos about volcanoes, eruptions, and the science of volcanoes
  • The Science of Sounds | National Geographic Kids : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQlnTldJs0ZQRzLgW42JXOV_KjtG7TXck Videos that talk about the science of sounds
  • Minecraft: Education Edition: https://education.minecraft.net/login Education Edition to try a free coding lesson or trial the full version with your class. No login required and available to all Windows, Mac and iPad users. allows students to co-play, develop leadership skills, and explore and create worlds. The free educational content we’ve curated lets players explore the International Space Station though a partnership with NASA, learn to code with a robot, visit famous Washington D.C. landmarks, find and build 3D fractals, learn what it’s like to be a marine biologist, and so much more. It includes Immersive Reader, and will read highlighted words and images out loud – like ‘Creeper’ and ‘Mooshroom’. It’s also free to download through June.
  • Tar Heel Reader: https://tarheelreader.org/ A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
  • Colorin Colorado: https://www.colorincolorado.org Strategies, videos and resources for teachers of ELL students.
  • Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. All resources free with creation of online account.
  • Book Club | National Geographic Kids : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQlnTldJs0ZSUj7JL5bDQyERyO-X97yqq Audiobooks about science from national Geographic- also good for students with dyslexia and who have vision imparments
  • ExoLab-8: https://magnitude.io/leguminaut-challenge-2/#whylegume Your students can help us select the next research plant that heads to space in October 2020 aboard ExoLab-8! You and your students can do this at home. There is no cost for this design challenge. Computer and Internet are helpful, but are optional for your K-16 students. The selected plant will launch in October aboard the SpaceX cargo resupply mission CRS-2 SpX-21. This FREE challenge is designed as a teacher and parent collaboration. Come join anytime during the scheduled programming. Guest speakers will be announced as they are scheduled.
  • Vivid Books: https://app.vividbooks.com/ Education platform to make kids fall in love with STEM subjects through interactive learning and Augmented Reality.

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  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • Everfi: https://get.everfi.com/teacher-remote-learning/
    EVERFI offers 20 digital resources to every school district in the state of New York at no-cost. EVERFI has partnered with school districts in New York for the last ten years to provide resources covering content in; Financial Literacy, Social-Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, STEAM, and more.
  • Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedEconomics(SSCopy).aspx
    GVA is a rich repository of open educational resources (OER) in social studies, including American Government, AP History, AP Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP US History, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, World History, and Geography. The resources are in video, text, and multimedia format, and completely free!
    GVA also includes Middle School specific content for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies topics. http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/MSResources/MSShared/SharedMSSocialStudies618.aspx
  • Brainpop: https://go.brainpop.com/covid19
    BrainPOP's animated movies, creative thinking tools, interactive quizzes, and playful assessments have made a difference for millions of students.
  • Breakout EDU: https://www.breakoutedu.com/covid19
    Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform that brings the challenge and fun of an escape room to your classroom. ELA, math, science, and social studies topic covered. Full free access provided until the end of the school year.
  • iCivics: https://www.icivics.org/
    iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. They provide teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance teacher practice and inspire their classroom. Grades K-12.
  • Kialo Edu: https://www.kialo-edu.com/
  • Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/ Discover 19,465 curious places—in your neighborhood and around the world. You can pick pretty much any country or city in the world and explore places by looking at trips, stories, videos, and experiences.
  • Grades 6-12
    Is an always free tool that facilitates online debates and discussions through visually appealing formats and charts. Kialo allows you to assess learning while monitoring and contributing to debates and discussions.
  • Artists and Culture in WW1 : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2vhKMBjSxPxlYnZ1ke-gVBXeDW8tIne Videos explaining key events and facts pertaining to arts and culture in World War I
  • Todo sobre España: https://www.red2000.com/spain/1f-map.html
    A site that provides information and resources all about Spain. The site is offered in both English and Spanish. The site gives you a complete guide to travel, regions, cities, coasts, islands, and culture through interactive maps, tours, texts, and guides. (free access)
  • First Grade : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNmq_T1B9ljJcradU4Xhec5nU52cB_klf Videos covering topics essential to the first-grade curriculum in all subjects
  • World101 https://world101.cfr.org/World101 is a site that offers many resources such as virtual modules on Global Era Issues and Regions of the World through multimedia content, graphs and charts.
  • Grades 9-12
  • First Grade : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNmq_T1B9ljJcradU4Xhec5nU52cB_klf Videos covering topics essential to the first-grade curriculum in all subjects
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.
  • Econ Lowdown: https://www.econlowdown.org/
    Econ Lowdown is a FREE online platform with over 400 resources, including videos, modules, and articles, all with built-in questions, for teaching economics and personal finance to K-12+ students.
  • Problem-Attic: https://www.problem-attic.com/
    Database of about 220,000 questions, all grades and subjects, with PDF creation tools and options for sending documents to Google. Excellent, free resource to use.
  • Outschool: https://outschool.com/#abk9aid9o8
    Outschool is offering free live online classes for students ages 3 to 18 affected by public school shutdowns, conducted over video chat. The 10,000-plus classes cover topics in English, math, social studies, science, coding, health and wellness, music, art and world languages. You can search courses by length (ranging from one class to a full semester), format (live online or flexible schedule), subject, age range and day or timeframe.
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab: https://learninglab.si.edu/  Offers learning through images, texts, videos, audio, and activities regarding over 1 million artifacts to teach subjects such as art, science, and history.
  • Big History LProject: https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive  Created for students in middle school and high school, the Big History Project is a social studies curriculum aligned with Common Core ELA standards. The program includes a course guide and it allows educators to manage classrooms, assign tasks, track progress, and personalize instruction. Though designed with teachers in mind, the website offers different versions to suit the needs of parents and history buffs alike.
  • Crayola Lesson Plans: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/ Search for arts-based, standards-based lesson plans by grade and subject including math, science, social studies, and language arts.
  • CK-12: https://www.ck12.org/ Numerous open educational resources, typically texts, across grade levels and subjects.
  • Complexly: https://complexly.com/ From literature to biochemistry, video shows cover a breadth of topics designed to get students thinking.
  • Learning Keeps Going: https://www.learningkeepsgoing.org/ To support educators and parents during extended school closures, this site offers a curated list of free tools and resources as well as an Educator Help Desk where experts will answer online learning questions.
  • Middle Ages Interactive : https://www.learner.org/series/interactive-the-middle-ages/ Interactive lesson that allows students to explore life in the Middle Ages, Feudal life, religions, homes, clothing, health arts, entertainment, and life.
  • Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition: https://www.learner.org/series/economics-ua-21st-century-edition/ Introductory micro- and macroeconomics using news-style case studies paired with analysis segments that tie the stories to fundamental economic principles.
  • Reniassance Interactive : https://www.learner.org/series/renaissance/ Interactive lesson that allows students to explore the Renaissance and discover the forces that drove this rebirth in Europe, and in Italy in particular.
  • The White House Historical Association: https://www.whitehousehistory.org/rubenstein-center Curated content such as resources packets, reading lists, short educational videos, historical essays, and a digital library of White House and presidential images.
  • Certell: https://www.certell.org/ A collection of forever free social studies content that is created by teachers, for teachers. It is trusted, standards-based, media rich, digitally delivered content at your fingertips across any device. They over everything you need to teach a subject, digitally accessible in one place for economics, government, and American history.
  • OWLS Resource Center : https://sites.google.com/view/owlstudent/home Resources for students, parents, and educators for every class and grade level, virtual field trips, and virtual libraries. Also provides resources in languages other than English.
  • Engineering Challenges for children under lockdown: https://www.activelylearn.com/ Actively Learn is an online curriculum platform with thousands of texts and videos paired with scaffolds and higher-order questions that drive depth, engagement, and critical thinking.
  • Netflix -Educational Documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA During this period, Netflix has made some of its educational documentaries free to stream online. The list notably includes David Attenborough’s nature series Our Planet and Abstract, which looks at the art of design
  • Google Art Project: Top 100 Art Pieces: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE3E0B87FB1D9A3D6 Video library that discusses top 100 art pieces as well as their history and relevance
  • Neo K-12: https://www.neok12.com/ This site provides educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 students in various subject areas, such as science, math, health, social studies and English. Reviewed by the American Librarian Association as a great site for kids
  • TedED: https://ed.ted.com/lessons?category_id=221 Library of educational videos spanning all subjects vetted by TED
  • Education Resources Information Center: https://eric.ed.gov/? This website allows educators to search thousands of articles on different educational approaches and suggestions on teaching. Don’t come to this website looking for curriculum, though. While this site may provide lesson plan ideas and educational theories, it is assumed the educator reading the articles already has a curriculum and simply wants advice for teaching it.
  • NewsEla: https://newsela.com/ Website that promotes literacy and reading comprehension through news sites and current events articles
  • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool: https://allinonehomeschool.com Free online resource created by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents. It contains full homeschool curriculum from a Christian worldview for grades K-12.
    First, parents choose their child’s grade level. The grade level material covers the basics, such as reading, writing, and math. Then, the parent selects a program year. All of the children in a family will work together on history and science covering the same topics based on the program year chosen.
  • Homeschool for Free-List: https://onlypassionatecuriosity.com/free-homeschool-list/ Article that provides a list of free resources by grade level categorized by curriculum and grade level.
  • 13th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=10 Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
  • Knock Down The House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCSo2hZRcXk&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=11 Four female candidates -- each driven by personal experience and hardship -- enter the 2018 race for Congress, challenging powerful incumbents for a spot at the table and a voice in government. This emotional documentary follows their campaigns.
  • Period. End of Sentence. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrm2pD0qofM&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=12 In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.
  • The White Helmets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQM6t1oSQkE&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=13 As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
  • Explained | Why Women Are Paid Less: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP8dLUxBfsU&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=18&t=0s Hillary Clinton and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the cultural norms at the center of the worldwide gender pay gap, including the "motherhood penalty."
  • Explained | The Stock Market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFkWDdmXG8&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=18 Does the stock market accurately reflect the status of the economy? Finance specialists discuss market history, valuations and CEO incentives.
  • Explained | Racial Wealth Gap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqrhn8khGLM&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0GRkZY8WkLZMb6Z-W7qbLA&index=21 Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
  • Ben's Guide to US Government : https://bensguide.gpo.gov/ Games, Interactive lessons, and "learning adventures" to help young students learn about the US government. Has different levels from elementary to high school.
  • Shmoop: Social Studies Library: https://www.shmoop.com/video-library?filter[]=149,567,1023,1067,1118&p=50 Short videos debriefinh social studies and history topic
  • American Panorama: https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/ This free digital atlas of America uses online GIS to explore and visualize data with maps.
  • Timeotast Timeline Maker : https://www.timetoast.com/ This site allows people to create interactive timelines, which they can share anywhere on the web.
  • Crash Course: Big History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMczXZUmjb3mZSU1Roxnrey In 10 episodes John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about, well, everything. It’s Big History! This course will take you on a whirlwind journey from the creation to the death of the universe and is based on the Big History Project.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HBgDpsBkhU8BgRf3iKQ0xlM Here's how to get started with remote learning, featuring the best professional learning sessions led by our team and expert Khan teachers.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Parents: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD5ESfQ79oNW9OJLzyh8ujd Parents, we’ve heard questions from many of you about ways to help keep your kids learning during school closures. We’re creating videos to give you tips about remote learning, so follow this playlist if you’re interested in this topic.
  • Game On: https://sites.google.com/site/gameonlearning/la-middle-school-games These games will help middle school students explore writing and word meanings as well as encourage critical thinking in reading. The games are from such sites as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a large international learning company, Beacon Learning Center, Merriam-Webster, and the Adult Literacy Media Alliance.
  • Pen Pals Schools: https://www.penpalschools.com/index.html PenPal Schools is a website that allows classrooms and students around the world to work together on collaborative projects that connect to every school subject. It connects students with other students in different coutnries for authentic, cross cultural collaboration.
  • Tar Heel Reader: https://tarheelreader.org/ A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
  • Colorin Colorado: https://www.colorincolorado.org Strategies, videos and resources for teachers of ELL students.
  • Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. All resources free with creation of online account.
  • Google Lit Trips : https://www.googlelittrips.org/ Lit trips are downloadable files that mark the journey of litreary characters. This website shows them on google Earth with popups to explain more about context and history. This has more than 50 titles in common literary books chosen by teachers and provides a multimedia experience to students trying to read.
  • Election Edge by Second Avenue Learning: https://secondavenuelearning.com/election-edge/ Election Edge takes the mystery out of the US Presidential Election process without spin or political advertisements. Tackle tricky topics such as the electoral college and the primary system without the political agendas. Predict election outcomes without dealing with politically charged advertisements in the classroom (wherever your classroom may be). Track and forecast the upcoming election using the latest poll and primary data. Or even run your own election. Whether you teach elementary or high school, Election Edge brings the Presidential election system to life.
  • Black History Month - African-American History - Tribute to African-Americans - Educational Cartoons - Educational Videos for Families: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjnL2NSDUI6aKf1aarx3hpE8aj-A-v7Hn Celebrating the lives of African-Americans who have paved the way for future generations with our African American Heroes Tribute. Educating on Slavery, Civil Rights, Achievements, Successes and more.

Pre-K

K-5

6-8

9-12

All Grades
  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • Community Conversations - Emergency Home Learning and Students with Special Needs https://youtu.be/ZlVVrsYGgYQ
    4/22/20 Conversation and discussion on emergency home learning during the current COVID crisis and parenting/educating children with special needs. Within this conversation, we review: o Utilizing school-based resources o Differentiation within the emergency home learning environment o Facilitating emergency home learning for students with special needs/working from home o Distinct needs of caregivers o The benefits and challenges of emergency home learning from a special education perspective.
  • Best Practices for Educating Online: https://www.cec.sped.org/~/media/Files/Resources/Best%20Practices%20for%20Educating%20Online.pdf
    Council for Exceptional Children document for best practices in remote education using synchronous communication tools.
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities During Home Learning: Click Here
    Google Slide with resources for parents during COVID-19 on how to support their child(ren) with disabilities while learning at home.
  • Download Free Boardmaker activities: http://www.boardmaker.com
  • Webinar: Teaching Online During COVID-19 https://cec.sped.org/teachingonlineduringcovid19.
  • Resources for Teaching Remotely https://cec.sped.org/Tools-and-Resources/Resources-for-Teaching-Remotely
  • Resource for Special Education Teachers and COVID-19- https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/coronavirus.asp
    This site provides resources for teachers and families on how to support students with disabilities during COVID-19. The articles explore distance learning as well as how to help students with disabilities adjust to their classroom setting change.
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.
  • Problem-Attic: https://www.problem-attic.com/
    Database of about 220,000 questions, all grades and subjects, with PDF creation tools and options for sending documents to Google. Excellent, free resource to use.
  • How to talk about COVID 19 with people who have Autism”: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/24/820542927/how-to-talk-about-covid-19-with-people-who-have-autism  A short NPR radio broadcast on how to talk about COVID-19 with people who have Autism.
  • Autism Society - COVID-19: https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/
    Autism Society's Coronavirus response and resources page full of information for parents.
  • Teacher Vision:  https://www.teachervision.com/teaching-strategies/special-needs  Teacher Vision offers free curriculum strategies and classroom management techniques to teach students with special needs effectively.
  • Dyslexia Help: http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/ A web-based resource center with a wealth of information, including evidenced-based practices, for parents, educators, other professionals, and those with dyslexia. vetted by Dr. Joanne Pierson.
  • Support for Kids with ADHD During Coronavirus Crisis: https://childmind.org/article/giving-kids-with-adhd-support-and-structure-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/ Tips from the Child Mind Institute for helping students with ADHD (and their parents) during the pandemic.
  • Supporting Children with Autism During the Coronavirus Outbreak : https://childmind.org/article/supporting-children-with-autism-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/ Tips for developing routines and creating an emergency plan for children with ASD
  • OWLS Resource Center : https://sites.google.com/view/owlstudent/home Resources for students, parents, and educators for every class and grade level, virtual field trips, and virtual libraries. Also provides resources in languages other than English.
  • Education Resources Information Center: https://eric.ed.gov/? This website allows educators to search thousands of articles on different educational approaches and suggestions on teaching. Don’t come to this website looking for curriculum, though. While this site may provide lesson plan ideas and educational theories, it is assumed the educator reading the articles already has a curriculum and simply wants advice for teaching it.
  • Everfi: https://platform.everfi.net/new_registration?role=teacher EVERFI’s no-cost digital resources cover topics such as social emotional learning, STEM, financial literacy, career readiness, and health & wellness. Its standards-aligned resources have assessments embedded into them, enabling teachers to see measurable outcomes from student work in real-time.
  • Zones of Regulation: https://hes-extraordinary.com/the-zones-of-regulation The Zones of Regulation is a complete social-emotional learning curriculum, created to teach children self-regulation and emotional control. It’s often taught in school or therapy settings but the curriculum is appropriate for parents to teach at home, too.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HBgDpsBkhU8BgRf3iKQ0xlM Here's how to get started with remote learning, featuring the best professional learning sessions led by our team and expert Khan teachers.
  • Remote Learning Resources for Parents: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD5ESfQ79oNW9OJLzyh8ujd Parents, we’ve heard questions from many of you about ways to help keep your kids learning during school closures. We’re creating videos to give you tips about remote learning, so follow this playlist if you’re interested in this topic.
  • Teaching at Home - Tips for Parents with Kids with Special Needs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=109RlFhkYAA Video that gives advice for parents who must do remote learning with children with Special Needs
  • Special Education DIY: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZnO3P_LFTzQXb4VLDMzafysyPRe_Aj54 Playlist with DIY ideas for parents and teachers who work with special education students
  • Teaching Special Education online during COVID-19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgO6k8-I4vQ Video to give advice for parents and educators who have to teach children with special needs remotely during COVID-19
  • Special Education Learning Strategies for Home and the Community : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NpwefUHSih70XDogHEXC75UN64aKjqH Playlist of sugggested special education learning strategies for home and community provided by The Watson Institute.
  • Special Needs Activities : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx1TQlS22h2ZFHU1wtpTxxg08oSY0lZsO Activities for students with special needs
  • Tar Heel Reader: https://tarheelreader.org/ A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
  • Colorin Colorado: https://www.colorincolorado.org Strategies, videos and resources for teachers of ELL students.
  • Facing History: https://www.facinghistory.org Collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. All resources free with creation of online account.
  • Dislexia 360° | ¿Qué siente un niño con dislexia?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXx8D1qkb4 Video to educate parents and educators about dyslexia as well as tips- in Spanish
  • Todo lo que debes saber sobre la dislexia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9QJYweVceY Video from a psychologist about how to recognize dyslexia in children as well as techniques for success in school- in Spanish
  • Book Club | National Geographic Kids : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQlnTldJs0ZSUj7JL5bDQyERyO-X97yqq Audiobooks about science from national Geographic- also good for students with dyslexia and who have vision imparments
  • Remote Learning Accessibility Resources: http://www.cast.org/whats-new/remote-learning-resources.html#.XrLO8qhKg2w CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. We're here to help you make remote learning accessible and inclusive. Explore curated resources on high-leverage topics that matter to you.
  • Described and Captioned Media Program: https://dcmp.org/ The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Explore our website for equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • Everfi: https://everfi.com/k-12/teacher-remote-learning/#blur-container EVERFI offers free online courses for grades K-12 on critical skills like social-emotional learning, STEM, health & wellness, financial literacy, career readiness and more.
Pre K - 6th Grade
  • Community of Learning CICL: https://www.cilc.org/community
    Come one, come all…K-6th grade students at home can participate in live, interactive lessons delivered by CILC’s content providers! Starting Monday, March 23rd you can register your student for programs in every subject area. Beginning March 23rd we will offer, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.
  • Mental Health: https://www.atlasmh.com/schools
    Atlas is a free tier 1, wellness app that helps students alleviate stress from school, relationships, and worries about their future. We help students navigate high school. We're currently producing content that helps students adjust to life in the age of coronavirus while helping school communities stay connected in this time of social distancing.
  • Learning Keeps Going: https://www.learningkeepsgoing.org/ To support educators and parents during extended school closures, this site offers a curated list of free tools and resources as well as an Educator Help Desk where experts will answer online learning questions.
  • Elemeno: https://www.elemeno.us/search-books Free emerging reader/decodable books, searchable by letter-sounds. Has over 300 books. SPED and Dyslexia friendly.
  • Beginner Sign Language (ASL) course : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM5LuP9jQ6Yx3hQYftTyvpbKexAa_85Wv Video library that teaches basic ASL for the beginning
  • Public Health Emergency: Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents' Emotions: https://www.cec.sped.org/~/media/Files/Resources/Pamphlet_HEMOT_english.pdf Provides methods to help children and adolescents understand and cope with emotions related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • ClassDojo : https://www.classdojo.com/ ClassDojo is an online classroom management platform where teachers can record and track student behavior, facilitate classroom activities, curate student portfolios, and communicate with parents. Student sign-in is simple with a QR code, link, or Google account. From the teacher dashboard, teachers can create original activities or use the toolkit to post class announcements, conduct warm-ups, create random groups, and more. Always free to teachers.
  • What is Dyslexia? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65psPXWzNic&list=PLmJ33rwb1zZbbuQzbXu9TMxbfxirwtf7i&index=9 Educational cartoon that explains what dyslexia is and the meaning behind the term. The video discusses the working of the brain and how those diagnosed have a difficulty in learning.
  • EmotionalABCs: https://www.emotionalabcs.com/teachers/ Teacher led, research-based Social Emotional Learning cirriculum that provides teachers with sequential workshops, support materials, and a flexible structure for classroom instruction.
  • Coping Strategies | Aspergers from the Inside: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-aawy53dks3C9rdcDn0LuMp9KmB5a6-_ Video Playlist to help students or parents of students with Aspergers cope and techniques to help with learning and success
  • Relay Reader: https://relayreader.org/app/#/auth/login Relay Reader™ is an app for learners where they take turns reading aloud with a skilled virtual partner, just like in a relay, building confidence, skill and reading stamina.
  • Inspiring Middle School Literacy: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/midlit/ Self-paced lessons include videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with engaging science, social studies, mathematics, and English language arts topics.
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